Are you craving pizza? Find out all you need to know about the best pizza outside of the parks in Blaze Pizza: A Disney World Quick Service Dining Review.
Blaze Pizza: A Disney World Quick Service Dining Review
If you are craving pizza at Disney, put down the phone and whatever you do DO NOT order the room service pizza (cause that crap is NASTY)! Instead, get on a bus or drive on down to Disney Springs. Not only does Disney Springs have lots of new upscale shopping and fun entertainment options, it also has one of the best pizza places on property. Better than Via Napoli, you might ask? Well, let me explain and then you can be the judge…
What is Blaze Pizza?
If you have been keeping up with news in the last few years, then you know that Disney Springs has been adding tons of new eateries to their lineup. One of the newest is Blaze Pizza, and let me tell you that it is one of the newest and best additions.
What makes it so great? Blaze Pizza is founded on the same concept as the make your own sandwich or burrito style quick service restaurants. You know, like Subway, Chipotle, Moe’s, and all of those other places that are always busy. Except this time, it’s a make your own pizza and it comes out super fast. If you are a picky eater or have picky eaters in your family, you know that having the ability to control what goes on your food is SUPER important. So yeah, minimize the screaming, whiney kids and go to Blaze Pizza. The little angels (and big angels too) can create a pizza any way they want. They can even get a dessert pizza. Hey!, it’s vacation. No one is going to judge you.
Making Your Own Pizza
When you enter the restaurant, you will order at the counter like at all quick service locations. There are menus posted above the pizza stations. Blaze Pizza offers suggestions for some really stellar combinations, but you are welcome to pick and choose from any crust, sauces, and topping you like. Prices will vary based on your choices.
The Crust and Sauce
First up, you will be asked for your name and the cast member will write your name on parchment paper and assign your order a number. Then, you get to choose your crust. Blaze Pizza offers original (thin and crispy), high rise (thicker crust) or gluten-free dough. The gluten-free option is an additional charge, so be prepared for that option to be a bit higher.
After that, it’s time to get saucy! You can choose from classic red sauce, spicy red sauce, white cream sauce, or garlic pesto sauce. Feel free to ask for half and half or one sauce on the main part of the pizza and then another on the edge. These cast members rock and want you to have the pizza of your dreams.
You have your sauce, so now it’s time for the cheese. Oh, cheese! It does a body good. Ok, maybe not so much, but it does the taste-buds good and that is all that matters when we are talking about food. Remember, calories don’t count at Disney! Cheesy calories come in all kinds of options, including shredded mozzarella, parmesan, gorgonzola, goat, ricotta, and ovalini mozzarella.
The Meats and Veg (Even Salads!)
If you are a carnivorous pizza fan, then Blaze has your number. They offer multiple meat choices including applewood bacon, crumbles meatballs, grilled chicken, Italian sausage, pepperoni, salami, and smoked ham.
However, some think a pizza is not complete until the vegetables are piled high and the color is popping from all the freshness. Blaze has more than enough to suit any taste. Your vegetable choices include artichokes, arugula, banana peppers, basil, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, chopped garlic, jalapeños, mushrooms, olives, pineapple, red onions, red peppers, roasted garlic, sautéed onion, spinach, and even zucchini.
Also, if you are really wanting something light, there are also several simple salads offered. You can choose from Classic Caesar, Tomato and Mozzarella, Kale and Quinoa, and Arugula and Fresh Fruit. For a full listing of what is included in these salads, check out the Blaze Pizza website HERE.
Now it’s time for you masterpiece (masterpizza?) to meet the blaze that gives this hot spot its name. Your pizza goes into a balzin’ hot oven that can reach temperatures up to 900F. At those temperatures, it is only going to take 180 seconds for your pizza to reach the peak of perfection. Once the pizza is out and your magical beeper alerts you that it’s chow-time, you can have an employee garnish your creation. Choose from pesto drizzle, BBQ sauce drizzle, olive oil drizzle, arugula, ranch, balsamic glaze, and buffalo sauce.
Before you can pay, you also need to decide on what will wet your whistle. Blaze Pizza has so many options that it all gets a bit overwhelming, especially for indecisive people like myself. I originally picked a bottled drink from the wall before ordering, but then I saw the delicious Agua Fresca mixes and I dropped that bottled water like a hot potato and I am so glad I did. It was the most refreshing drink and on a hot day in July, that was so needed.
Other options include bottled water, soda, and even wine. Beer is also on tap for those who love that choice with their pizza. If the Agua Fresca is more your style, there are typically two flavors being served and there is also fresh lemonade for the taking.
A Sweet Ending
Wait, don’t leave without getting dessert or at least considering it. Blaze bakes up sea salt cookies, olive oil brownies and s’more pies. I was planning to eat my whole pizza (yes, I said it-the whole pizza), so I did not purchase any desserts. However, I will say that I regretted that decision when I saw one of the s’more pies. I highly recommend splitting your pizza and getting the s’more pie and then letting us know what you think.
Blaze has a great set-up for dining in. Inside, there is long, bench style seating available so you can get to know other vacationers or space yourself out a bit if it isn’t too busy for some privacy. If you prefer a little more private space, they also offer a nice covered porch area that overlooks the springs. Sadly, I had an appointment with guest services and right as my pizza came up, my text came through to make my way back. Another great thing is that they have plenty of to-go pizza boxes that are perfect when you need to take it with you.
After smelling that delicious pizza for twenty minutes at guest services, I was finally able to find a bench and dig in. Y’all, that thing was GOOD and so worth the wait.! The crust was crispy and thin, just like my favorite pizzas in Italy. There was just enough sauce to give the pizza a bright flavor without over powering the crust or toppings. Even after sitting for twenty minutes, it did not get soggy.
I also loved that I had two different pizzas to try for the price of one, because I had them do different sauce and toppings on each side. I will say that the pesto is a bit too oily for me, so I will likely pass on that next time and go with the classic red sauce for the entire pizza. The cheese was fresh and melted very well and the pepperoni and bacon crisped up nicely. And of course, I never forge jalapeños, because this momma likes her food spicy.
Blaze Pizza: A Disney World Quick Service Dining Review
Overall, I would definitely go to Blaze Pizza again. Is it better than the pizza at Via Napoli? Not quite, but it’s very close and the service was quick, plus you don’t need park admission to try it. The ingredients were fresh, the line moved quickly, and the pizza was a million times better than the mess they try to pass off for pizza at the hotels. Honestly, if you find yourself craving pizza, do yourself a favor and take a ride down to Disney Springs and head straight to Blaze Pizza. If the line is long, don’t worry, it will be worth the wait.
Blaze Pizza does accept the Disney Dining Plan and most pies are only going to set you back one quick service credit. If you choose to add a dessert, that can be done for the low cost of a snack credit.
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